Survivor Series is three weeks away; while team RAW is set on the women’s side the men still have some spots to fill. All title holders have their matches set, taking on the respective champ from Smackdown. Randy Orton will have his hands full with Roman Reigns, and that without having to worry about being stalked by the Fiend and Drew McIntyre.
WWE Champion, Randy Orton, is in the ring crowing about his latest championship, calling himself the best of the best. No, make that, the best. Period. Better then everyone, especially Drew McIntyre. He is no longer the Legend Killer; he is now simply a legend. He dares anyone in the back to try a take his title.
Alexa Bliss answers the call. joining Orton in the ring. She just smiles at him, saying, “He could be here.” The ThunderDome goes red, but the Fiend doesn’t appear. Drew McIntyre, does though, laying out Orton with a Claymore kick. He dares Orton to grant him a rematch.
With the champ down, the Miz and Morrison run in from the crowd. He gets a ref and is ready to cash in the Money in the Bank. McIntyre puts a quick stop to that. He hits the Miz from behind and Claymore kicks Morrison. He then tosses Morrison out of the ring onto Miz.
Backstage, Miz is in no mood to talk. He stills tells Charly Caruso that since the bell never rang, so his cash in wasn’t official. Miz wants to install and new star of Monday Night RAW. Morrison issues a challenge to McIntyre to a handicapped match.
Elias vs. Jeff Hardy – Guitar on a Pole Match
Elias cuts a promo pre-match, contemplating that this could be his greatest match ever when he smashes his guitar over Jeff Hardy. He tries to give us an unplugged concert, but Jeff Hardy’s entrance cuts that short.
Hardy immediately goes for the guitar, but Elias pulls him down and slams him to the mat. The two fight to the floor and Elias is slammed into the security barrier. Jeff climbs the pole, only to be cut down when Elias chucks a stool at him.
After commercials, Elias is beating Hardy down in the corner. A mule kick creates some separation., but Hardy isn’t able to get the upper hand. Elias connects with a high knee and starts to climb. Hardy yanks him to the mat and hits an inverted atomic drop. He follows with the double leg drop. He looks for the guitar, but Elias catches him. Hardy with a Twist of Fate. He climbs the turnbuckle, kicking Elias away. Hardy gets the guitar and delivers a smashing shot across the back from the top turnbuckle. Hardy covers and gets the pin.
Winner via pinfall: Jeff Hardy
Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke vs. Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler – WWE Women’s Tag Team Title Match
Lana, the fifth member of the RAW Survivor Series team, heads to ringside. Brooke looks for a sleeper hold, but Nia just crushes her in the corner. Mandy tags in, locking in an octopus stretch. Rose breaks the hold. Dana makes a blind tag, as Jax lifts Rose. Brooke with a knees strike and a cover. Baszler breaks the cover and tags in.
She takes a double team suplex, but drops Rose with a suplex. Baszler questions why Lana is at ringside. Brooke tags in, pummeling Shayna into the corner and follows with a bulldog. She covers and Rose stops Jax from breaking the pin, but Baszler kicks out. Shayna catches Dana on the hand spring back elbow, trying to lock in the Kirifuda clutch. Lana leaps the apron, Shayna lets go of the hold and goes after Lana. Brooke rolls her up. Baszler kicks out, knocking Brooke into Lana. Brooke stumbles back into the Kirifuda Clutch and Baszler gets her to tap out.
Winners…and still WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions…via submission: Shayna Baszler and Nia Jax
Charly Caruso grabs a word with Randy Orton, who thinks Drew McIntyre needs a reminded about being hunted. Three letters will remind of that.
24/7 champ, R Truth, joins Sarah Schreiber in the ring, telling her he is here to meet the Waterboy, Bobby Boucher, not wrestle Bobby Lashley.
R Truth vs. Bobby Lashley w/MVP – Champion versus Champion Match
Truth doesn’t want to get hurt and lays down for Lashley, who isn’t having it. Truth strikes him, only to get speared and put in the Hurt Lock. Truth passed out and the ref calls for the bell.
Winner via submission: Bobby Lashley
After the bell, Lashley reapplies the hold. After Truth is dumped to the mat, Drew Gulak runs down to get the easy pin. He didn’t count on Lashley putting him in the Hurt Lock. Gulak passes out. Lashley is nice enough to dump him on top of Truth. The ref counts the three and Drew Gulak win the 24/7 title.
Winner…and new 24/7 Champion…via pinfall: Drew Gulak
Gran Metalik and Lince Dorado want to chase Drew Gulak, but unfortunately run into Jordon and decide to turn around.
Nia Jax doesn’t even want to hear Lana’s name, but she does threaten to end Lana’s career.
AJ Styles with his associate, Jordon, enter the ring. Styles can see that Smackdown isn’t playing around with their Survivor Series team, but RAW has the advantage. Styles has the “IT” factor and can mold the team and dominate. AJ wants to boost morale and introduces the team, even tough he isn’t officially the captain. Sheamus and Keith Lee are introduced.
AJ gathered everyone here because they are the best of the best. He doesn’t care who they have to go through. Lee wants Styles to hold up, never agreeing to call him captain. Sheamus agrees with Keith and will never take orders from AJ. Styles talks about his legacy but gets interrupted by Brawn Strowman. RAW has the monster. Lee wants Brawn to qualify for the team. Strowman lists his Survivor Series qualifications and he beat Lee two weeks ago. He even wants to be captain.
Adam Peirce would love to have Brawn on team RAW, but no one wants to wrestle him. Lee disputes the clean win. Sheamus interrupts, telling him there’s an order to things. Sheamus wants a piece of the monster. AJ has an idea. A triple threat match and if Strowman wins he qualifies. This makes no sense. Why wouldn’t you want Brawn on your team? Just let him win. R Truth had the right idea.
Brawn Strowman vs. Keith Lee vs. Sheamus – Survivor Series Qualifying Match (Strowman only)
Strowman clotheslines Sheamus out of the ring, only to get tackled out of the ring by Lee. AJ joins the commentary team, trying to defend this idea. Skipping ahead to the end of the match, Sheamus looks for the Brogue Kick, only to get yanked out of the ring by Strowman. Lee connects with a clothesline and looks for the Spirit Bomb. Sheamus with a Brogue Kick to Lee, but Strowman power slams Sheamus. He covers and gets the win.
Winner via pinfall: Brawn Strowman
After the match, AJ tries to get everyone to play nice and shake. Lee and Strowman aggressively shake hands. Sheamus isn’t pleased he go pinned, but the two hug it out. Until Sheamus lands a Brogue kick on him. Lee launches Sheamus out of the ring. AJ then drop kicks Lee to the floor.
Angel Garza has a message for that special someone out there in the WWE Universe. He knows the two of them share the same feelings and offers her a rose. Who is she?
Drew McIntyre joins Charly Caruso for an interview. He is aware that other superstars could get in his way of the pursuit of Randy Orton. Drew is going to be Orton’s guardian angle until he gets a rematch. Drew certainly isn’t worried about the Miz and Morrison.
The Firefly Funhouse
The show is dedicated to the three most important letters in wrestling today, R K O. Abby hates Orton and says some foul things. Time to put a quarter in the swear jar. Bray Wyatt recounts his history with Orton, but the past is in the past. Or is it. Bray is still haunted by that fire that Orton started and “he” never forgets. Alexa has a new trick. Well, that was disturbing.
Nia Jax w/Shayna Baszler vs. Lana
Before the match, Lana says she is going to turn the tables on Nia. Shayna has all ready cleared off the announce table for her. Jax whips Lana into the corner, taunting her. Lana fires off forearm shots and kicks. Jax takes her to the mat, but then lifts her out of the pin. Nia continues to toy with Lana, slamming her to the canvas, calling on her to quit. Jax with a Samoan drop and finally covers her for the pin.
Winner via pinfall: Nia Jax
After the bell, Shayna tosses Lana out of the ring, in front of the announce table. Jax whips her into the security barricade and then drops her through the announce table.
R Truth stumbles across the Hurt Business, backstage. He turns around and limps away.
The V*I*P Lounge
The Hurt Business has a message for Sami Zayn. Lashley only has one thing to say and he is putting Zayn to sleep.
MVP feels they lived up to their end of the bargain by getting rid the Retribution problem, now they want their payment. The want the RAW Tag Team titles. Xavier Woods and Kofi Kingston, the current champs, walk out on stage. They call Lashley, Benjamin and MVP old. Kofi points out that he has won more title than the everyone in the ring combined.
MVP is all business. They want to stomp people out. Cedric and Benjamin are ready to take the tag team titles.
The New Day vs. Shelton Benjamin and Cedric Alexander w/MVP and Bobby Lashley – Non Title Match
Kofi twerks for Cedric, sending him into a rage, so Kofi sends him into the ring post. Kofi connects with a drop kick. Woods and Benjamin tag in. Woods sends Shelton to the apron and drops Cedric into the ropes. Woods takes them both out and goes up top. Alexander slows him up, allowing Shelton to connect with a knee strike. Woods is whipped into the security barrier on the floor. Cedric prevents Woods from making a tag; kicking him into the throat.
After more commercials, Woods drops Benjamin with a kick and Kofi gets the hot tag. He takes down Cedric and kicks Shelton to the floor. He hits Alexander with the Boom Drop, but misses Trouble in Paradise. Kofi with a head scissors and a stomp to the chest. Alexander counters the SOS with a Michinoku driver. Woods tags in, hitting a DDT on Benjamin. He hits another DDT from the turnbuckle and Cedric makes the save. Alexanders makes a blind tag and hits Woods with a Nueralizer. Benjamin hits Pay Dirt and covers Woods to get the win.
Winners via pinfall: Shelton Benjamin and Ceric Alexander
Nikki Cross is trying to figure out what is going on with her friend, Alexa Bliss. She wants Bliss to fight off the Fiend’s control. Cross backs off when she gets a look into Alexa’s evil eyes.
Ricochet vs. Tucker
Earlier tonight, Ricochet, called out Tucker for what he did to Otis.
Before the bell, Mustafa Ali makes his way to ringside and climbs atop the announce desk. Ricochet hits Tucker with the Recoil and covers to get the win.
Winner via pinfall: Ricochet
After the match, Retribution hits the ring. T Bar tosses Ricochet to the floor and attack Tucker. Ali orders Slapjack to retrieve Ricochet. They circle him. Ricochet attacks, but succumbs to the numbers. Ali tells Ricochet that no sin is forgiven until it is punished. T Bar and Mace slam him to the mat.
Drew McIntyre runs into Sheamus backstage, who tries to recruit Drew onto Team RAW. McIntyre would love to be at his side, but his mind is on Randy Orton and the WWE title. Sheamus wishes him the best in his match against Miz and Morrison.
The Miz and John Morrison vs. Drew McIntyre – 2 on 1 Handicapped Match
The Morrison strikes McIntyre, only to get forced into the corner. Morrison rolls out of the ring, giving Miz a chance to get after Drew. Miz makes a blind tag, and pummels McIntyre into the corner. Drew responds with chops and stomps Miz into the mat. A suplex sends Miz flying across the ring. He brings Morrison in the hard way, but Miz is able to hit a chop block. The two double team McIntyre and Morrison connects with a knee strike. Miz sends McIntyre to the floor, who catches Miz and then blocks a kick from Morrison. He send Morrison into Miz with an Alabama Slam.
After the commercial break, Morrison catches Drew with a kick from apron and Miz connects with one in the ring. The two drive McINtyre shoulder first into the ring post and then into the security barrier on the floor. Miz clotheslines McIntyre in the corner and Morrison tags in with a corkscrew splash over the top rope. Drew fights out of a head lock and catches Morrison on the top turnbuckle, sending him crashing into the top of the ring post. McIntyre gets crotched on the top rope but is able to toss Morrison across the ring.
Miz tags in, getting launched across the ring. McIntyre with a neck breaker. The Miz tries to counter the Future Shock DDT, but is hit with a spine buster. Morrison breaks the pin.
Morrison gets the tag and connects with a superkick. Miz makes a blind tag as Drew shoves Morrison out of the ring. Miz hits the Skull Crushing Finale, but McIntyre kicks out of the pin. Miz follows up with the It Kicks. McIntyre shoves Miz into the Morrison, who crashes to the floor. McIntyre with a Future Shock DDT and looks for the Claymore kick. Morrison pulls his partner out of the ring, so Drew flies over the top rope to take them out. He rolls Miz into the ring and takes him out with a Claymore kick. He covers to get the win.
Winner via pinfall: Drew McIntyre
As McIntyre gets to his feet, Randy Orton drops him with an RKO out of nowhere. The Fiend’s laugh fills the ThunderDome as the show goes off the air. See you next week in the ThunderDome! If you live in the US, go vote!
Monday Night RAW - 11/2/2020
The ThunderDome at Amway Arena, Orlando, Florida
Another solid, focused effort by Monday Night RAW. Drew McIntyre is laser focused on Randy Orton, despite the Fiend looming in the background. The build toward Survivor Series continues, Brawn Strowman qualified for Team RAW in a really dumb way. The Hurt Business earned a tag team title shot, even though Retribution is still around, but they are Ricochet’s problem now. And once again, Lana got put through the announce table.